This is an exciting time for Nashville and for our Jewish community!
The Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville is the central voluntary organization of the Nashville Jewish community, with a growing and increasingly diverse Jewish population. Through fundraising, planning and community relations efforts, we work to promote the general welfare, viability and cohesiveness of the Nashville Jewish community and to ensure the continuity of the Jewish people locally, in Israel and around the world. The Jewish Foundation of Nashville, established more than 35 years ago, is the endowment arm of the Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville. This position provides a tremendous opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader to build new community infrastructure to meet the growing demand and reflect the changes happening in Nashville more broadly.
Over the last two decades, Nashville has experienced tremendous growth. Today it is a diverse cosmopolitan city that is a national leader in business and technology, healthcare, tourism, education, and American arts and culture. It is also a city deeply connected to its rich cultural and historic heritage. Life in Nashville offers vibrant entertainment offerings and innovative culinary experiences; NFL, NHL and MLS teams; and of course, music—Nashville is “Music City,” after all. In addition, there are top universities providing undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in a variety of fields.
Nashville’s Jewish community features Jewish day schools providing high quality K-12 education, and a variety of supplemental religious schools that provide comprehensive Jewish education and B’nai Mitzvah preparation. The Jewish community has built solid, supportive relationships with its non-Jewish and secular neighbors, civic leaders, and law enforcement agencies.
The city has attracted newcomers from all over the country, from cities of all sizes, changing the nature of our community. With the corresponding growth in the Jewish community, the stage is set for a dynamic, visionary leader to shepherd the next stage in Jewish Nashville’s development and help create the Jewish infrastructure for the next decade.
For more information about the Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville: https://www.jewishnashville.org .
The Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville seeks a dynamic Chief Executive Officer with successful senior-level innovative experience, who is passionate about ensuring a thriving Jewish community now and in the future, and who has a singular ability to inspire, galvanize and engage people both within the Jewish community and with outside partners. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate deep and relevant success across four key areas: Executive Leadership; Financial Resource Development; Community Relations, and Talent Management & Organizational Culture.
• a deep passion for the Jewish people in general, combined with a commitment to really get to know the local Jewish community at a deep level, individually and collectively
• energetic, forward-thinking leadership
• charisma and approachability; gravitas to understand how to motivate and engage people
• strong and diverse experience in all aspects of fund development including annual campaigns, grants, individual gift solicitation, stewardship, and endowment development
• outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written
• a strong moral compass, demonstrating the highest level of ethics and transparency
• understand how to connect people to one another and organizations to other organizations; recognize similar interests and missions
• experienced in relationship-building and high-end donor solicitations and has a gravitas that will be appealing to those donors
• proven business and financial acumen, with experience leading positive and sustainable financial and cultural change within an organization
• ability to build trust and be a diplomatic honest broker in solving community issues
• seven years of progressively responsible experience managing within a complex organization; prior Federation or Jewish Community Foundation experience is desired but not mandatory
• BA degree is required, graduate degree preferred